Wawa Foundation Hero Award

The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area.

What Makes a Hero? You Decide!

The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization and its volunteers serving the Philadelphia area. Heroes rise to meet the immense challenges facing the community or individuals within the community by providing services to protect others, preserving independence, and providing care and life-saving support to those in need.

Nominate a deserving non-profit today! To submit, qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can share a story or video about their impact on the Philadelphia community, including mission, purpose and services, through The Wawa Foundation website. The four most compelling stories will be selected for voting by the public. Voting will occur from June 10 – 29. The organization receiving the highest number of votes will be submitted to The Wawa Foundation Hero Award Panel for confirmation. Once confirmed, they will then be recognized with The Wawa Foundation Hero Award on July 4. The Wawa Foundation Hero Award recipient will be announced during the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony with The Wawa Foundation Hero Award winner receiving a $50,000 grant, and the runners up each receiving $10,000 grants. Submissions will be accepted now through June 4.

Be sure to come back and vote June 10 – 29!

For more information on The Wawa Foundation Hero Award or to submit an entry, please visit  

The Wawa Foundation

Please Note: Previous Wawa Foundation Hero Award winners are not eligible for a period of ten years from the year they won, and previous Wawa Foundation Hero Award runners up are not eligible for a period of five years from the year they were recognized.

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The Wawa Foundation

The Wawa Foundation is an extension of Wawa’s commitment to making the world a better place by fulfilling customers’ lives every day. The Wawa Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded by Wawa, Inc. to support the company’s charitable giving and philanthropic activities – and ultimately to help build happier, stronger communities. The Wawa Foundation focuses its support on organizations committed to health, hunger and everyday heroes through local, regional and national grants and / or in-store fundraising, through donation boxes and point-of-purchase scan materials.